Four-day event showcases original plays written and performed by more than 100 young artists from the DC area.
Arena Stage will host the Voices of Now Festival featuring original works of theater written and performed by 10 different youth ensembles, with 100 artists, ages 11-18, who have been working with professional theater artists from Arena Stage to devise original one-act plays.
This year’s festival will also feature a special video presentation of work devised by young adults from Bosnia, Croatia, Slovenia, Macedonia, and Albania as part of a Sept. 2015 trip that sent three Arena Stage teaching artists to Zagreb.
Wednesday, May 187:30 p.m.
Chain Reaction by the Mentor Ensemble
Now You See Me by the Advocacy Ensemble
Free Fall by the Jefferson Academy Ensemble
Thursday, May 197:30 p.m.
Upside Down by the Key Middle School Ensemble
Culture Shock by the Key World Ensemble
Now You See Me by the Advocacy Ensemble
Friday, May 207:30 p.m.
Equal Sign by the Glasgow Middle School Ensemble
Prize Fight by the South County Middle School Ensemble
Book Mark by the Wendt Center Ensemble
Saturday, May 217:30 p.m.
Action Figure by the Robinson Secondary School Ensemble
Shelter by the Mead Ensemble
Chain Reaction by the Mentor Ensemble
All performances take place in the Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle in the Mead Center, 1101 6th St. SW.
Tickets are free, though reservations are required through the Arena Stage Sales Office at 202-488-3300 or at

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